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HB 2140 - English as the Official Language - Key Vote

Kansas Key Votes

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: English as the Official Language

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (106-19) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (House) (54-66) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (32-8) - (Key vote)

Title: English as the Official Language

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes English the official language of the state of Kansas.

Highlights:
- Allows state entities to publish materials in other languages [sec. 1(2)(c)]. - Allows languages other than English to be used in public meetings with the aide of an interpreter for non-English speakers [sec. 1(c)]. - Requires local organizations and governments designated by the State Board of Regents to offer English classes and encourages collaboration with local groups to help non-English speakers access English training sources (sec. 6).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (114-7) - (Key vote)

Title: English as the Official Language

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes English the official language of the state of Kansas.

Highlights:
- Allows state entities to publish materials in other languages [sec. 1(2)(c)]. - Allows languages other than English to be used in public meetings with the aide of an interpreter for non-English speakers [sec. 1(c)]. - Requires local organizations and governments designated by the State Board of Regents to offer English classes and encourages collaboration with local groups to help non-English speakers access English training sources (sec. 6). - Creates a grant program to fund English language classes, English language training, and citizenship classes for non-native speakers [sec. 7(b)].
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: English as the Official Language

Sponsors

  • Don V. Myers (KS - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Virginia B. Beamer (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Donald L. Dahl (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John M. Faber (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John C. Grange (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mitch Holmes (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joe D. Humerickhouse (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dick Kelsey (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • S. Mike Kiegerl (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joe McLeland (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James F. 'Jim' Morrison (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Judy Morrison (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • L. Candy Ruff (KS - D) (Out Of Office)
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